Mike's 17th Century Battle Station

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The Yellowheart's grain looks to be a bit more pronounced than that of the Boxwood - it is probably in line with Costello. It seems holding fine edges very well though.
Beautiful CNC! Did you create the design and the toolpath yourself, Mike?
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Hi Greg!

Boxwood tends to have a little more of a tan color to it. Yellow heart is much more yellow. Here is a piece of each with some mineral spirits wiped on to bring out the color. The yellow heart has more grain pattern than the boxwood and far more brittle. It tends to splinter. Boxwood is a dream to work with.View attachment 48582
Thanks Mike
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Did you create the design and the toolpath yourself, Mike?

What is the program you made this 3D drawing in?

Thanks guys. I purchased the military wreath 3D artwork from Vetric's Design and Make clipart site. I then created the toolpath and rendered it using Vetric's VCarve Pro software. The wreath was cut out on my ShopBot CNC machine.
 
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I realize it has been a long time, but I am finally back to work on my battle station. Only a small update today but at least it is the start.
My next step is to begin assembly of the cannon carriages. The wooden parts are laser cut in cherry. I will need to remove the laser char from the edges
of the parts so that Uwe doesn't fuss at me.. :)

For this task I will use my Byrnes Disk Sander loaded with 320 grit paper.
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This tool is so precise you can carefully remove the laser char without changing the dimensions nor the squareness of the part.
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Before and after laser char is removed.
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I have the bigger Proxxon Disk sander and I am not very happy of the precision of the disk - the Byrnes could be an alternative - Do I understand it correctly, that you would recommend this tool?
BTW: Happy to see you are working on the battle station !!!
 

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Uwe: All the Byrnes machines are top quality. They cost more, but I learned a lesson years ago: buying cheap tools is a false economy! You get what you pay for.
The lesson I follow usually, and the Proxxon TSG 250/E was not really cheap with more than 200 Euro - maybe my problem, is that with 25 cm diameter you recognize much more small amplitudes of the disc
 
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Well since @DonRobinson just finished his Battle Station I decided to go pull up my build log. I can't believe it has been a year since I last worked on it and 2 years since I started it. Almost embarassing. I even laser etched the bottom of the display base indicating it being completed in July 2018... Oh well, can't change that now. I guess once I get this sling off, I might just have to complete what was started.... But oh so many other great things to do.... Hahn prototype parts, my little Falkonet Leudo kit, 200 more wooden and plastic kits, tons of Dave Stevens projects, upcoming SoS group builds, working with friends like @SZKUTNIK , and a special secret project....

I may need the help of some volunteer prototype builders ... anyone interested? Do people know what it means to be a prototype builder? Should we start a discussion thread on that topic? Thoughts and ideas are appreciated.....

Thanks.
 
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